Surgery Blog for Surgeons

Surgical skills and video games

A very interesting trial was published in the current issue of Archives of Surgery. The conclusion is:

Video game skill correlates with laparoscopic surgical skills. Training curricula that include video games may help thin the technical interface between surgeons and screen-mediated applications, such as laparoscopic surgery. Video games may be a practical teaching tool to help train surgeons.

In discussions with colleagues we compared many times the endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) with a video game. The students found this talks very funny.

Now we have the "proof"!
So, dear surgeons, take a good computer machine and play! Play for the sake of your patients! :)